The Award-Winning Crafter
Now a back-to-back winner of Parkers' Best Van of the Year award, the Crafter's supreme blend of utility, versatility and comfort continues to shine through. More practical, economical and innovative than ever before, the Crafter has a wide range of features to meet the needs of our business customers.
Crafted by you. Engineered by us.
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735 - 2,573kg
9.3 - 18.4 m3
Enjoy 3 months on us with nothing to pay upfront on Contract Hire1 on stock vehicles
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get back on the road so have a wide range offers available to help you do just that.
When you finance a brand new Volkswagen Van from stock, we will pay for the first 3 months rental and there is nothing to pay upfront on Contract Hire1.
If you would prefer to purchase on Solutions Personal Contract Plan, we will cover your first three months’ worth of payment with up to 3.5% APR Representative2.
There are also deposit contributions available across the range.
“The Crafter is going from strength to strength, with a growing customer base and reputation for great quality, driveability and usability. This is backed up by awards such as the ones received this month from prestigious titles such as Parkers and Commercial Fleet." - Carl zu Dohna, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Fleet directors and Commercial Fleet’s journalists awarded the Volkswagen Crafter 'Large LCV of the Year' after considering its price, reliability, standard specification, driving dynamics and choice of variants available. And thanks to the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles nationwide network of almost 100 Van Centres and Authorised Repairers, you’ll also find us working with you to offer fleet and business support for our award-winning vans.
“The Crafter has always impressed us with its ease of operation: it’s incredibly good to drive for such a large vehicle, offers great real-world efficiency and has large load volumes, with a cab environment that’s second to none.”
Good things come in threes. Like awards. And vans. Take the Crafter - it’s so good that Parkers Vans made it Best Large Van for three years in a row and voted it Van of the Year 2020. Parkers recognised the quality engineering that makes the Crafter reliable and efficient, as well as comfy touches in the cab to make every shift easier. Three years of happy customers and hard-working vans. Now there’s a hat-trick worth celebrating.
Choose your Crafter panel van
See the features and pricing for each Crafter panel van trim here. Once you've found your ideal vehicle, click 'get in touch' to get started building your own.
With 2 services for £991 and 3 years' roadside assistance.
Drive away in a Transporter 6.1 panel van from £249 a month on Contract Hire
With 2 services for £991 and 3 years' roadside assistance.
2. Business users only. Excluding VAT at 20%. T&Cs apply. No ownership. 48 month Contract Hire agreement. Initial rental of £1,434.00. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Financial Services. See below for full terms and conditions.
The Crafter's innovative and intelligent driver assistance systems help to keep you and your cargo safe.
From congested city multi-drop work to long-distance deliveries, our technology helps to reduce stress and increase safety on the road.
The Crafter comes with state-of-the-art driver assistance systems. Available as standard, Front Assist uses a radar to monitor your distance from the traffic in front and alerts you if you are too close. City Emergency Braking reduces the chance of a collision by triggering emergency braking when it detects critical distances.
Available as an option, Lane Keep Assist countersteers the vehicle if the driver unintentionally drifts from a lane. The system also emits audible and visual warnings via the multi-function display to alert the driver of danger.
Driver, front passenger and side/head airbags give the best possible protection in the event of head-on and side impacts. The front passenger airbag can be deactivated using the vehicle.
If seatbelts aren't fastened, the seatbelt warning reminds the driver and the front passenger to fasten their belts with a visual warning when the engine is started, and an audible warning after setting off.
Fitted as standard, Electromechanical Servotronic steering provides a speed-sensitive operation with active return. This improves the steering sensation around the mid-point, providing a level of steering precision previously nonexistent in commercial vehicles.
Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP)
Prevents under- or over-steering via targeted braking of individual wheels.
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Prevent the wheels from locking-up while maintaining manoeuvrability.
Traction control system (TCS)
The Crafter is the best in its class, featuring wide sliding doors that open up to 1,311 mm, and a high load compartment height of up to 2,196 mm. The Crafter is designed with space for shelving systems and is available with an optional universal floor for even more flexibility. We promise to work with you to tailor your Crafter and optimise the payload for your individual business requirements. With a wide range of payloads on offer from 735kg to 2,573kg, we are sure to find a solution to meet your needs.
Load length: 3,640 mm | vehicle length: 5,986 mm
Load length: 4,490 mm | vehicle length: 6,836 mm
Long wheelbase Maxi
Load length: 4,490 mm (plus overhang)
Vehicle length: 7,391 mm
Vehicle height: 2,355 mm
Vehicle height: 2,590 mm
Super high roof
Vehicle height: 2,798 mm
Sometimes size does matter: that's why the Crafter provides space for four to six Euro pallets, depending on the wheelbase.
We promise to work with you to tailor your Crafter and optimise the payload for your individual business requirements. To find the perfect Crafter for you simply contact your local Van Centre directly to discuss your needs.
Full details of the Crafter's payload capabilities can be found in the brochure
6 Euro pallets with long plus wheelbase.
Loading volume from 16.4 m³ up to 18.4 m³
Secure your cargo. With up to 14 lashing rings recessed into the floor, lashing rails on all of the walls and an interior roof rack, you can trust that your load is securely stowed in the Crafter.
The Crafter’s 'ergoComfort' suspension seat, sophisticated storage options and choice of additional extras transform its cabin into a comfortable workplace for drivers who spend a lot of time on the road.
The new ergoComfort suspension seat features optimal back care with 20-way seat adjustment to reduce the impact of any jolts. The combination of manual and electric settings allows you to fully adjust your seat. You can also add heating and a massage function to your seat.
The Crafter has storage space for everything that you’ll need during the working day. Make use of the practical storage for smartphones, laptops and tablets along with water bottles and coffee cups for the driver and passenger. The cabin also features storage compartments for sunglasses, a torch, folders, gloves and more.
The Crafter has space for almost everything that you might need during your working day.
Giving the phrase 'mobile workplace' a completely new meaning: equipped with a hands-free system, USB interface, and multiple plug sockets for charging mobile devices and batteries for power tools, the Crafter always keeps you in business when on the road.
When you spend a long time in your vehicle, it's the small details that makes all the difference.
Access the digital world from behind your steering wheel with the optional Discover Media system. The Guide & Inform feature will navigate you to your next job and tell you about traffic jams or parking spots, while App-Connect allows you to access smartphone apps without ever touching your phone. Car-Net can even monitor your vehicle’s engine and parts through the optional Security and Service function.
Load your Volkswagen Crafter up with top-of-the-range features at a fraction of the price.
You can drive away in an upgraded VolkswagenCrafter for less thanks to the Business Pack. Available on the Crafter Startline and Trendline Panel van models, the discounted pack features front and rear parking sensors, air-conditioning, an alarm and an overhead storage compartment in the cab for as little as £1,320 +VAT.
That’s a saving of £1,400 for you and your business2. So your Crafter can be kitted out with some of our most advanced and practical features without costing you the earth.
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Selected Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and trimlines only. UK residents age 18+. Business Pack available with new retail sales at participating Volkswagen Van Centres only. RRP and savings correct as of May 2020. Prices are for business users only and exclude VAT at 20%. Savings quoted are maximum saving based on RRP of Business Pack vs RRP of options when purchased separately. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Terms and conditions apply – ask at your local Volkswagen Van Centre for further details.
A completely integrated telematics system giving you perfect information and total control over your fleet.
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The dimensions of the new Crafter are optional for complete practicality
and ease in everyday life. For example, maximum cargo capacity has been
combined with minimal external dimensions, making it extremely
manoeuvrable. There are also up to three different vehicle lengths and
heights available depending on your chosen model, meaning you can build
the Crafter to meet your needs.
The Crafter sets new standards for assistance systems in the large van
sector. Passive safety systems include reversing camera, parking
distance monitor and rear traffic alert. In addition the comfort
seating, practical open storage compartments and standard USB port for
charging mobile devices create the perfect workplace.
Fitted as standard, Electromechanical Servotronic steering provides a speed-sensitive operation with active return. This improves the steering feel around the mid-point, providing improved levels of steering precision. As standard, the new Crafter also features Front Assist with City Emergency Braking System to warn the driver of hazardous situations, and when necessary, trigger emergency braking.
Terms and Conditions: Important information : 1. Payload = gross vehicle weight minus unladen weight. Quoted weights are for vehicles with standard specification. Unladen weight and payload may be influenced by trimline, factory options and Van Centre fitted accessories. 3. Total recommended price of the vehicle includes VAT & OTR. On the Road (OTR) includes: First Registration Fee, Delivery to Van Centre, Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) and Number Plates. Pricing subject to change including in the event of change in the applicable VED or VAT rates. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen Van Centre. From 1 April 2020, the official CO2 emissions values used to calculate Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) charges changed for all passenger carrier registrations in the UK, due to a change in the method of testing. This will affect the recommended 'on the road' price you pay (in most circumstances, prices will increase). Choice of wheels and other options may affect fuel consumption and emissions data (which may affect the amount of VED payable and therefore the ROTR price). Please consult your local Van Centre for details of VED charges and recommended 'on the road' prices applicable to passenger carriers registered after 1 April 2020. 4. All vehicles are tested according to WLTP technical procedures. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and equivalent electric range figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles, vehicle load (and, for battery electric vehicles, the starting charge of the battery). Figures quoted are subject to change due to ongoing approvals/changes and range figures may include options not available in the UK. Please consult your local Van Centre for further information. Images are for illustration purposes only. Vehicle shown may not reflect UK specification.